In April sustainability certification TCO Certified introduced a new requirement for a minimum 85 percent recycled plastics in the TCO Certified Edge program. On June 18 we invite you to a webinar where we will present the new TCO Certified Edge program along with the advantages of recycled plastics in IT products.
Almost all IT products contain plastics. But, the use of new or “virgin oil” plastics is connected to a number of sustainability problems, including Co2 emissions, high resource use in manufacturing and the threat of hazardous petrochemicals affecting human health and the natural environment. Today only about 10% of plastics from durable goods is recycled, further adding to these threats and the global e-waste crisis. A new background report from TCO Development calls for an increase in the use of post consumer recycled plastics in IT products.
In our ongoing pursuit of more sustainable IT product choices, TCO Development proposes to increase the minimum post-consumer recycled plastic content required in the certification for leading edge products, TCO Certified Edge Displays.
TCO Certified Edge is a supplemental certification intended for best –in-class products at the forefront of technology and sustainable design. We are currently evaluating an update to the minimum post consumer content requirement in the displays category.
Select NEC displays featuring a multi-function ergonomic stand have qualified for the exclusive TCO Certified Edge designation. User comfort is a cornerstone of TCO Certified, and now IT products meeting TCO Certified also meet enhanced requirements for socially responsible manufacturing.
TCO Development has published an updated version of the TCO Certified Edge Displays criteria. For best in class products, TCO Certified Edge offers additional recognition for leading edge performance in a specific sustainability attribute – in this latest edition, a Full Function Ergonomic Display Stand.
Announcing the draft of a new TCO Certified Edge criterion for Displays – for a Full Function Ergonomic Display Stand.
Outdoor readability has always been a challenge for mobile notebook users, as strong light in outdoor environments typically overpowers the maximum luminance produced by the screen, which makes the display difficult to read
The TCO Certified usability and eco-label for ICT products today awarded the prestigious TCO Certified Edge designation to the new Samsung Notebook Series 9 for outstanding achievement in outdoor readability.